Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) government mandates may affect your next trip to Hawaii or Florida. To help you stay informed, we’ve prepared a summary of the current government requirements below.
STATE OF HAWAII
Effective September 13, 2021, pursuant to Honolulu Mayor’s Emergency Order 2021-11 (issued August 30, 2021), all individuals ages 12 years and older, with certain limited exceptions as set out in the Emergency Order, entering a covered premise (including, but not limited to entertainment and recreational settings, restaurants/bars, indoor fitness and activities facilities) must present proof of full vaccination [meaning two weeks has passed after: (i) the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or (ii) a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, authorized/approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)] and identification matching the same name as the proof of vaccination.
Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination includes:
- Hard copy of a Hawaii approved vaccination card (includes CDC COVID-19 vaccination card).
- A photograph or digital copy of a Hawaii approved vaccination card or
- A Hawaii approved digital/smart device application confirming full COVID-19 vaccination status.
If an individual does not have proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status, the Emergency Order permits entry if an individual can show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (which must be from an FDA approved, or FDA EUA approved, molecular or antigen test) taken within 48 hours of entry and identification bearing the same identifying information as the proof of negative COVID-19 test result.
Face coverings are required for all owners and guests when in indoor public settings (including in all indoor common and public areas), with certain limited exceptions. Please visit the links below for official information on the mandatory restrictions including facial covering requirements, etc.
Owners and guests planning a trip to Hawaii, including traveling between the Hawaiian Islands, should review current State of Hawaii and County government guidance (link provided below), as this information changes frequently and may vary from island to island.
Hawaii Pre-Travel Testing Program
Effective July 8, 2021, domestic travelers to Hawaii who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the United States are now able to bypass the state’s pre-travel testing and quarantine requirements.
For those travelers to Hawaii who do not meet the state’s requirements as domestic and fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the United States, the state of Hawaii has a Pre-Travel Testing Program that provides an alternative to the mandatory 10-day quarantine in connection with travel into Hawaii if all pre-travel testing requirements have been met. It will be your kuleana (responsibility) to know the rules surrounding the Pre-Travel Testing Program and self-quarantine requirements and to abide by the rules imposed. PLEASE NOTE that a county may also require travelers five years and older to obtain a subsequent test after arrival into the state. Please review current government guidance often, as your travel plans could be affected.
Please visit the official state of Hawaii website for information on the Pre-Travel Testing Program and to review any local travel restrictions and testing requirements in place specific to the islands throughout Hawaii.
STATE OF FLORIDA
- Residents and visitors are advised to wear face coverings if social distancing is not possible.
- Refrain from gatherings of more than 10 people.
- Avoid crowds, closed spaces and close contact.
For information about rules in place for state parks, restaurants, and other facilities check Plan for Florida’s Recovery.
For information about the latest information on communities, attractions and other activities and their status, check Visit Florida.